Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Five individuals suffered injuries in a one vehicle accident on Dec. 31, 2005, at approximately 8:06 p.m.
The accident occurred on State Route 97, 20 miles north of Goldendale.
According to the report, Azucena Vaquez-Silva, 30, Troutdale, was driving his 2005 Chevrolet 3500 van southbound on SR 97 when he lost control on the icy roadway. The vehicle went off the roadway to the right, rolled onto its side.
Five of the 14 occupants in the van -- Antonio Rivera, 35, Troutdale, back injury; Sandra Rivera-Silva, 12, Gresham, neck injury; Hilaria Silva-Riojas, 56, Gresham, shoulder injury; Brandon J. Rivera, 2, Gresham, sore neck; and Lilia Marin-Jimenez, 20, Gresham, neck injury -- were injured and transported to Klickitat Valley Hospital.
Vasquez-Silva was cited for negligent driving.
Two men suffered injuries when they were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Dec. 31, 2005, at approximately 8:12 a.m.
The accident occurred on State Route 97, nine miles north of Goldendale.
According to the report, Bernabe Esparza-Aguilar, 26, Yakima, had parked his 1999 GMC Jimmy on the northbound shoulder and was assisting a motorist from a prior collision. Scott W. Smith, 42, Dayton, was driving his 1990 Dodge pickup northbound on SR 97 when he lost control on the icy road. The vehicle went off the roadway to the right, colliding with Esparza-Aguilar's vehicle. The Dodge then rebounded out into the roadway, coming to rest straddling the centerline and blocking both lanes.
The roadway was blocked for approximately 30 minutes.
Smith had nose and facial injuries, but refused aid or transport.
Esparza-Aguilar had a hip injury but was not transported.
Smith was cited for speeding too fast for conditions.
A 53-year-old Skamania man was located at approximately 9 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2006, after spending the night under a tree northeast of Washougal in Skamania County.
Randall Brickley was located by searchers approximately 1.5 air miles from the point last seen in the Mabee Mines area of Skamania County.
The area is mountainous terrain crisscrossed with DNR and private primitive roads.
Brickley was part of a group that had been riding ATVs in the area on New Year's Day. He got separated from the group around 5 p.m. and the group started immediately looking for him. They called for assistance from the Skamania County Sheriff's Office.
Brickley had run out of gas and left his ATV in the middle of the roadway, spent the night under a tree, and had starting walking out when he was located.
Silver Star Search and Rescue and one member from Wind River Search and Rescue assisted with the efforts.